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Quiz: what makes a nautical mile vs. a land mile?
Nauticle mile = One minute of arc along a meridian. (But I always like to qualify and say along the equator).(6076 feet)

A statute (land) mile is 5280 feet
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The international standard definition is: 1 nautical mile = 1852 metres exactly.

One nautical mile converts to:

0.998383 geographical mile
1.852 km (exact)
1.150779 mile (statute) [1]
2025.372 yard
6076.1155 feet
1 meridian arc minute at sea-level surface distance
Isn't Google a wonderful tool . . .
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... shorter than 1 NM if you ... run fast!
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No this is...:Main Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But I knew all that stuff already....
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So did I, but was never able to memorize all the numbers to the right of each decimal point.
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ok smarty butts...how far is a light year, if light (in a vacuum) travels 186,000 miles per second? (with out looking it up, of course!)
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About 6 million million miles (I cheated . . . 186,000 mi/sec x 60 sec/min x 60 min/hr x 24 hr/day x 365 days/yr)
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According to my calculator, multiply by 365 number of days in a normal year, by 24 hour a day by 3600 seconds per hour, result: 5868696000000 miles!
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A light-year is equal to:

9,460,730,472,580.8 km (about 9.461 Pm)
about 5,879,000,000,000 statute miles
about 63,240 astronomical units
about 0.3066 parsecs

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We most definetly have toooo much time on our hands here....
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